Phrases with "uncomfortable"

Lucy Maud Montgomery Matthew dreaded all women except Marilla and Mrs. Rachel; he had an uncomfortable feeling that the mysterious creatures were secretly laughing at him. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

She told herself that only Bubbles would have chosen such an uncomfortable resting-place. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell I tried it one day, some time afterwards, when my lady was out of the room, and I had a fancy for seeing how I could move about, and very uncomfortable it was. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

This was an uncomfortable crisis. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Henry Handel Richardson I have the uncomfortable feeling that I am to a certain degree responsible, even to blame, for much of . Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope I wish you would think better of it, Sir Francis.” “And leave myself to stand in my present very uncomfortable position! And that after such treatment as hers. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The very fact of his being in such an uncomfortable place made me look upon this man in a still more favorable light. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

It brought him an uncomfortable thought that he might go and comfort Janet — it was evident that something he had said had hurt her — she was growing absurdly hypersensitive. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

R. D. Blackmore But this conviction drove him to an uncomfortable conclusion —“Miss Yordas intends to destroy that deed without her sister’s knowledge. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Sir Walter Scott The door was open, and the inside of the premises appeared as uncomfortable and rude as its situation and exterior foreboded. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

He was not nervousnothing could bring him to that; but his little altercation with the iron gate, and some uncomfortable thoughts had excited him. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

It was an uncomfortable meal, and passed in almost complete silence, for the girls were frightened to talk under Mrs Creevy’s eye. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle I rather fancy that friend Bennett is in for an uncomfortable time. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Flurry, looking more uncomfortable and nonplussed than I could have believed possible, listened in silence to the ceaseless harangue of the elderly woman. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

The soldiers were uncomfortable and hurt, like children unjustly scolded. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Elizabeth Gaskell She had an uncomfortable instinct that, in spite of Mrs. Gibson’s own perpetual flow of words, she could, and did, hear everything that fell from Molly’s lips. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

H. G. Wells In that distant age almost everybody was sexually angry or uncomfortable or dishonest; the restraints we had did not so much restrain as provoke people. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Things grew more uncomfortable as the day went on, the house being ransacked from head to foot. Sophie Chalk by Ellen Wood [1869]

Florence Dixie This latter, with a game struggle, was rescued from her uncomfortable position, and a minute or two later stood trembling on terra firma once more. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

George Gissing But Reardon moved in an uncomfortable way. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Charles Dickens Pleasant dreams!’ The Carrier was puzzled, and made uncomfortable and uncertain, in spite of himself. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She wished he would sit down, but he preferred to stand in his still, uncomfortable way. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Sinclair Lewis And he was equally uncomfortable with older, more earnest women. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne James Starr, Simon, and Madge, were all of the same opinion, and everyone counted the intervening days, for everyone suffered from the most uncomfortable forebodings. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Indeed his looks and his gestures evidently betray his uncomfortable situation: and as a sigh every now and then escapes him, we may be entitled to conclude that he is actually in pain. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Clara said she had one, and I thought she looked rather uncomfortable when she went on to say that at the present moment it was behind the door in the summerhouse in the garden. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Henry James He had not only a dislike, but a sort of moral mistrust, of uncomfortable thoughts, and it was both uncomfortable and slightly contemptible to feel obliged to square one’s self with a standard. The American by Henry James [1877]

It pictured the dreadful consternation of the house-party, their frantic searching in the grounds round the house, and with its lack of success, their probable uncomfortable suspicions of one another. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Henry Handel Richardson And a something, the merest nuance in Ned’s manner of receiving and pocketing the money, flashed the uncomfortable suspicion through the giver’s mind that it had been looked for, expected. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope It’s an uncomfortable proceeding, and never has good results. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne During the whole day, I was haunted by uncomfortable suspicions, and at night I slept badly, and between my broken dreams I fancied I heard distant sighs like the notes of a funeral psalm. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Sigmund Freud Her mother fetched her away, and before her departure the physician came to the railway station and gave her a bunch of flowers; she felt uncomfortable because her mother witnessed this attention. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

The more I saw of him, the more uncomfortable I became. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Florence Dixie It was not the first time he had done so, and Wrathness felt no uncomfortable effects from the exposure. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

After this, dinner was an uncomfortable meal. Burmese Days by George Orwell

H. G. Wells His estates covered many square miles; he owned farms and woodlands, a great white uncomfortable house, far too roomy for his shrunken means, and two square miles of park. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

George Meredith Simply two or three conversations with him have made me uncomfortable ever since; I can see nothing durable; I dream of surprises, outbreaks, dreadful events. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Henry Kingsley So he sat rather uncomfortable in the dark, warm hall, listening to such dull sounds as could be heard in the gloomy mansion. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Ivan Turgenev I felt all of a sudden so uncomfortable and so ashamed that I hid my face in my hands. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Elizabeth Gaskell Meanwhile Mr. Gisborne, half curious, half uneasy, thought to lessen his uncomfortable feelings by asking Sir Philip who Bridget was? He could only describe her — he did not know her name. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Richard Burton Yet it is not necessarily an uncomfortable machine. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

An uncomfortable state of things was maintained all the year, Hall Leet and the Parsonage standing at daggers drawn. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Oscar Wilde In the meantime, you had better go back to your wearisome uncomfortable Nature, and leave me to correct my proofs. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

H. G. Wells For one woman in the resuscitated movement who wanted to live generously and nobly, a score were desirous merely of making things uncomfortable for the insolent, embarrassing, oblivious male. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

E. Phillips Oppenheim It’s such an uncomfortable sort of position, too, isn’t it?” “I am sorry that you find it so,” Peter Ruff said. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

This uncomfortable party, I suppose, were off again, each on their own thoughts, in another minute. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. Phillips Oppenheim Tyssen felt desperately uncomfortable and, notwithstanding the charm of his hostess, occasionally showed it. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Its atmosphere is uncomfortable just now. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

F. Scott Fitzgerald If the P. D., by some strange accident, has two, it is made pretty uncomfortable for the one who hasn’t a date with her. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nash was standing just inside the room, and of all the uncomfortable expressions that can sit on a man’s face, the worst sat on his. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Anthony Trollope But still it had ever been an uncomfortable creed, and one which she was ready to desert at the slightest provocation. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H. G. Wells But what and how? “It makes Dr Bjorkminder uncomfortable if I ask. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was rather uncomfortable to be contradicted in her statement by Mr. Bell’s opening the study-door, and calling out: ‘Thornton! is that you? Come in for a minute or two; I want to speak to you. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

George Gissing Do you want anything?’ There was a pause; then Jasper said in an unsteady voice: ‘I am not given to lying, Dora, and I feel confoundedly uncomfortable about what I said to you early this evening. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson He grew stiff with embarrassment; felt, if possible, even more uncomfortable than did poor Mary, at the refusals and head-shakings that went down one side of the table and up the other. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing On the morrow, precisely at the appointed hour, he made his call in Cornwall Gardens. It was long since he had stood at any door with an uncomfortable beating of the heart. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope Reginald, though he had seen but little of the inside of the attorney’s household, thought it very probable that the stepmother would make the girl’s home very uncomfortable for her. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

W. H. Hudson Like Waterton I have found that the feet take very kindly to the earth, however hot or cold or rough it may be, and that shoes, after being left off for a short time, seem as uncomfortable as a mask. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Elizabeth Gaskell The consciousness of his secret, too, made Osborne uncomfortable in his father’s presence. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope That she would have to pass an uncomfortable time there she had surmised before. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

What’s the use of it? I love him whatever he is, different or no, but it’s uncomfortable to speak openly about love. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Gissing The cheques he received varied greatly in amount,—from handsome remittances of a hundred pounds or so, down to minim gifts which made the young man feel uncomfortable when he received them. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Roger Sterne’s lot in the world was not so much an unhappy as an uncomfortable one; and discomfort earns little sympathy, and absolutely no admiration, for its sufferers. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

They were as vacant as an abstracted child’s; but I had an uncomfortable feeling that they saw more than mine. Greenmantle by John Buchan

And Flory was glad to drop the subject, an uncomfortable one which he wished had never been raised. Burmese Days by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence The three women sat down to an uncomfortable dinner of cold meat and hot potatoes and warmed-up pudding. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

He was wearing shorts, which are uncomfortable to ride in, but he knew that, like nearly everyone, he looked his best on horseback. Burmese Days by George Orwell

The mention of my name seems to have awoke uncomfortable echoes in your breast, which fact is of the nature of an odd coincidence. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

George Gissing Serena Mumbray was so uncomfortable at home that she engaged eagerly in any occupation which could excuse her absence for as many hours a day as possible. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Sinclair Lewis One had the tray removed, and out of the lower part hung a confusion of lacey things from which he turned away uncomfortable eyes. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Perhaps (for we must now direct a glance towards his domestic concerns) one great cause which drove Paul to Fish Lane was the uncomfortable life he led at home. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

As for Ireland, she had grown accustomed to that; and Essex, though fretful, seemed only anxious to cut a figure as Lord Deputy — she could ignore those uncomfortable suspicions of a few months ago. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Willa Cather Alexandra had taken off her black traveling suit and put on a white dress; partly because she saw that her black clothes made Carl uncomfortable and partly because she felt oppressed by them herself. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

His manner had changed, and made an uncomfortable impression upon me. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And gradually Frank also had come to know that she knew, and, man-like, he spent less and less time in his now uncomfortable home. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was a very beautiful road, and Mr. Sabin was quite content to lean back in his not uncomfortable seat and admire the scenery. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

But the panic of the young lady in like manner on this point began to invade her in uncomfortable misgivings. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Frances Hodgson Burnett Mary thought that there seemed to be a number of uncomfortable things he was not to forget. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Olaf Stapledon I’m afraid the Dolt has given you rather an uncomfortable visit, so far, Harry.” I asked him when the change had happened. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Angry with her, uncomfortable in himself. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Edith Wharton I think he felt rather uncomfortable at having talked so much about it, and then not having put a line on paper. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Sinclair Lewis The king was uncomfortable on his throne. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

But Birtley Raydon’s mother sat far away from the fireplace, and she had chosen one of the few upright, uncomfortable chairs. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I can imagine nothing more uncomfortable than a son-in-law, and besides, I don’t think a husband is at all a good thing for a girl to have. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

John Lewis Burckhard I immediately obeyed him, and in five minutes was out of sight of the camp, where I had passed one of the most uncomfortable days I remember to have experienced during four years travelling. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Guy de Maupassan The more intimate Zoë became with Lajos, the more uncomfortable she felt when he looked at her, as he frequently did, with undisguised contempt. The Ill-Omened Groom (Zoe) by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Dickens Mrs. Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her cleanliness more uncomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Olaf Stapledon Naturally I felt very uncomfortable about his attitude. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith This idea refreshed him by suggesting the extremely honourable nature of Lady Camper’s uncomfortable confession. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Old Mr. Treverton died early in January, and it is now late in November. I feel quite uncomfortable about going away, and leaving your affairs in such an unsatisfactory state. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. G. Wells The food came from her hands done rather than improved, and looking as uncomfortable as savages clothed under duress by a missionary with a stock of out-sizes. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

George Gissing The snatch of uncomfortable sleep had left him pale and swollen-eyed, and his hair was tumbled. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Altogether, with the streaming wet and the mosquitoes, it was one of the most uncomfortable nights I have ever passed. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Anthony Trollope He was hitherto altogether at a loss as to what he should do in this present uncomfortable emergency. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft These steadily grew more solid and distinct, till at last I could trace their monstrous outlines with uncomfortable ease. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Sinclair Lewis Might be uncomfortable for you. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim Sunday, always an uncomfortable day for the younger inmates of Sion House, proved more than usually tedious on the morrow, both as an institution and in the slow monotony of its drawn-out hours. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

It is due to myself that I should let her know that I am entirely blameless in this most uncomfortable business. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edith Wharton More puzzling than the fact of his being unable to identify her was the persistent sense connecting her with something uncomfortable and distasteful. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

But they were too sanguine to allow such uncomfortable surmises long to dwell in their minds. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

She intended to make me uncomfortable by sort of warning you to be on your guard when you were alone with me. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Poor Cécile!” Clifford looked so uncomfortable that she spoke more kindly. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

I want to cheat my uncomfortable conscience, and be convinced that Heathcliff has no notion of these things. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

After a few moments, however, he went on: “Well, there we stood in a strained and uncomfortable silence. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

She was more uncomfortable than she had ever been before about Alice that night. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Kate Chopin All the tearing emotion of the last few hours seemed to fall away from her like a somber, uncomfortable garment, which she had but to loosen to be rid of. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Edith Wharton Fancy how hideously uncomfortable she must be at the Blenkers’! She says she does it to keep cousin Medora out of mischief: to prevent her marrying dreadful people. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

He shouldn’t have thought that anything as uncomfortable as a jumping meeting in March would have appealed to him. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

William Makepeace Thackeray They have plagued me at all sorts of uncomfortable hours. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Anthony Trollope She had, in truth, liked neither the people nor the house, and had felt herself to be uncomfortable while she was there. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Sinclair Lewis He came in with the hasty air of having just arrived from the city and, immediately afterward, the highly uncomfortable air of not having been told that Cass was here. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Madame Marguerite has a way of making me feel somewhat uncomfortable at times, and besides this, I feared that I might find her in tears. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Meredith He himself had an uncomfortable confession to make. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Mark Twain Now I was feeling pretty comfortable all down one side, and pretty uncomfortable all up the other. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The conversation had an uncomfortable tone which was quite out of harmony with the soft evening sky, and shadowy garden, where the flowers were losing their colour as the light declined. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope The two brothers remained drinking their wine, but they drank it in an uncomfortable fashion, not saying much to each other for the first ten minutes after the other Claverings were gone. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

And you would have an uncomfortable night,” she murmured. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

A couple of hours went by with poor Tom all the while sitting fidgeting upon an uncomfortable broken chair, staring out into the darkness and full of wondering as to what was going to happen soon. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Willa Cather He was conscious of nothing but an uncomfortable dread and a sense of crushing disappointment. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

John Lewis Burckhard There are Druses at Kferhauar as well as at Beitima; at the latter village I passed an uncomfortable rainy night, in the court-yard of a Felah’s house. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Algernon Blackwood For delay there was, though of a few hours only; and this delay was caused by my uncomfortable new habitpausing for the guidance and the “thrill. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

William Hope Hodgson At that, the bo’sun set up a loud shout to Job, perchance he might be yet alive; but there came no answer to us, save a low and uncomfortable echo. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

George Gissing And he could no longer think of her in the old way it made him uncomfortable if he tried to do so. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

George Gissing A large room, so ugly and uncomfortable that it helped to reassure her, was quickly lighted. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Ralph Waldo Emerson But when peace comes, the nobles prove very whimsical and uncomfortable masters; their frolics turn out to be insulting and degrading to the commoner. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

Willa Cather I don’t like to make people uncomfortable in any way. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Best of all, they asked no uncomfortable questions. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence Both she and her enemy, the pot man, had an uncomfortable feeling, as if there were something between them. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

I felt more uncomfortable about the whole affair than I had done yet, and that was saying a good deal. St. Luke's Summer by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

He was evidently uncomfortable at these reminiscences, and was, I fancy, always afraid that I might take up the same tone again. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The visit took place as arranged, and very uncomfortable it was to all who looked deeper than the surface. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Charles Dickens It was an uncomfortable consideration on a twenty-first birthday, that coming of age at all seemed hardly worth while in such a guarded and suspicious world as he made of it. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Flourishing as it is, the trade of Luxor labors, however, under some uncomfortable restrictions. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

An uncomfortable virtue, no doubt, but still a virtue; something generous and adventurous. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

Willa Cather Even Enid, who was not highly sensitive to unuttered feelings, saw that there was an uncomfortable constraint. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson Or rather she saw afterwards that this had been so: at the moment she had let the uncomfortable impressions escape her with all speed. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Abraham Merri I’; was not an uncomfortable heat; there was a queer tingling life about it, an exhalation of the crowding forest or of the valley itself, I thought. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Ford Madox Ford Comfortably! It is uncomfortable to look a man in the eyes and think: You sleep between incestuous sheets. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Jane Austen Very uncomfortable she was, and must continue, till she heard from Miss Crawford again. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Alfred Ainger He says we are like toothache and his friend gum-boil, which though a kind of ease, is but an uneasy kind of ease, a comfort of rather an uncomfortable sort. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Algernon Blackwood In his heart rose again an uncomfortable memory of a Jura valley blazing in the sunset, and of a half-naked figure worshipping before a great wood fire on the rocks. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

George Gissing I have a good deal of an unpleasant quality which people call pride, and I don’t care to make myself uncomfortable unnecessarily. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Charles Dudley Warner I found myself uncomfortable in my feelings in New York, and traveled about a little. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Sometimes Berwick felt an uncomfortable conviction that very little he thought and did remained hidden from his old nurse. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Anthony Trollope The apartments Ruperti were, therefore, upon the whole, an uncomfortable home to them. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

The Ambassador of the Workers stirred his tea earnestly through an uncomfortable pause. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

He lay so still; and in such an uncomfortable posture. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Anthony Trollope These were to be fellow-travellers homewards with Bertram and Wilkinson. Neither of our friends regarded with favour the crowd which made them even more uncomfortable than they had been before. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Ivan Turgenev There was nothing definitely ugly in the small plain figure of the emancipated woman; but her facial expression produced an uncomfortable effect on the spectator. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Henry James Perhaps you do; don’t make yourself uncomfortable to hide it. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Gordon and Ravelston talked in the detached uncomfortable manner of people who have had a little scene and are not going to admit it. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

She had decided—perhaps some while back—that Judith made her uncomfortable and that Judith must go. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Breakfast was an uncomfortable meal, hurriedly served, for Mrs Johnston was busy upstairs, preparing for the emergence of her husband from his sick room. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Ivan Turgenev I felt very uncomfortable during this conversation. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

The crowd was in uncomfortable proximity to Mr. Grey and his friend. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Thomas Hardy But I have an uncomfortable feeling that my freedom has been obtained under false pretences!” “How?” “Well — if the truth about us had been known, the decree wouldn’t have been pronounced. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing Wilfrid little by little ceased to converse with her, in the real sense of the word; he even felt uncomfortable in her presence. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Henry Handel Richardson Scrubbed and clean, it was by no means an uncomfortable room; and the stove drew well. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

You may be questioned as to whether any ladies ever came to see me——” He waited a moment, feeling acutely uncomfortable at having to ask the old woman to lie for him. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

M. R. James I get an uncomfortable impression when going to my room that there is company of some kind. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Edgar Rice Burroughs Besides it felt so uncomfortable that he quickly decided that he preferred the shame to the discomfort. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

G. K. Chesterton It is a curiously unlovely and uncomfortable comedy, not even uncomfortable enough to be a tragedy. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Sinclair Lewis At Tilda Hatter’s party, Cass was first uncomfortable because he was the only Elder Statesman present and the young people showed their independence by unduly ignoring him. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing Never had I been made so uncomfortable by the odour of printed paper and bindings. Christopherson by George Gissing

E. Phillips Oppenheim Soon her first uncomfortable feeling wore off. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

He made her pour him out a glass of port, and then pointed to a near chair, rather an uncomfortable one. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope Should he seek the uncomfortable refuge of Brutus’s army? We can remember his bitter exclamations as to the miseries of camp life. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Sigmund Freud It would be consistent with this if, after repeated coitus of this kind, you were left in an uncomfortable frame of mind, which now becomes an element of the composition of your dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Has anything in particular happened?” Jervis looked more uncomfortable than ever. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Andrew Lang She is a saucy school-girl, and she and Edwin are on uncomfortable terms: she does not love him, while he perhaps does love her, but is annoyed by her manner, and by the gossip about their betrothal. The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot by Andrew Lang

The effect was extremely comic; their gala dresses and the decorated room forming a contrast the most unaccountable with their uncomfortable and forlorn condition. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

H. G. Wells Billy puffed out his cheeks to blow a sigh, and then decided to be angry and say “Damn!” This way of living which made him uncomfortable was clearly an irrational and objectionable way of living. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Arnold Bennett And yet somewhere in her mind was an uncomfortable feeling that Cyril, having taken a fancy to his brilliant aunt, had tried to charm her as he seldom or never tried to charm his mother. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell Then an uncomfortable consciousness of a rough black coat, drab trowsers, checked cotton cravat, and splashed boots, forced itself upon him as he saw Osborne’s point-device costume. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Didn’t ye see me walk through?” And she stepped back and forward, candle in hand, with an uncomfortable laugh. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. F. Benson Subdued respectful applause followed her gracious speech and an uncomfortable silence, for most of her Councillors had already viewed the work of Art with feelings of bewildered stupefaction. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Richard Burton So, lamenting my degeneracy and the ill effects of four years’ domicile in Europe, and equally disquieted in mind about the fate of my goods and chattels, I fell into an uncomfortable sleep. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

She had an uncomfortable sense that he was regarding her with secret amusement. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Robert Louis Stevenson For my part, I find it romantic and far from uncomfortable; or at least,” he added, shifting on the stone bench, “not quite so uncomfortable as might have been expected. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells He shivered, and realised that he was cold and sitting cramped on an uncomfortable horsehair chair. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

He led the way back to the track, and Flory climbed on to the flat, uncomfortable bullock cart. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Margaret Oliphant With a troubled look at Arthur, who looked excited and gloomy enough to justify any uncomfortable imaginations about him, his mother turned away somewhat reluctantly. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Henry Fielding I own, indeed, the girl is handsome; but beauty alone is a poor ingredient, and will make but an uncomfortable marriage. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope Mr. Masters himself went over earlier than usual, his own house having become very uncomfortable to him. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Putting all these things together on the following morning he came to an uncomfortable belief that Tregear was the dream. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

The fact that he was sailing in uncomfortable circumstances detracted little; nor did his clothes, which, at the worst, were better than any I had ever had. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anne Bronte I waited nearly half-an-hour in uncomfortable suspense, expecting every minute to be called, and vainly longing to hear him go. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Guy de Maupassan I felt again the imperious desire to take it in my hands, to touch it, to even feel uncomfortable at the cold, slippery, irritating, bewildering contact. A Tress of Hair (One Phase of Love) (Le Chevelure) by Guy de Maupassan

I never experienced an uncomfortable symptom from it. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Charles Dickens These last were for the most part an uncomfortable people, who thought it highly meritorious to dress in a hideous manner, talk through their noses, and oppose all harmless enjoyments. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

D. H. Lawrence I should be uncomfortable if I was like they are. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Jerton was beckoned by a waiter to the only vacant table that was discernible, and took his seat with the uncomfortable and wholly groundless idea that nearly every one in the room was staring at him. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

G. K. Chesterton John Braintree lived in one of the poorer streets of the town; and found it uncomfortable but not inconvenient. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Edith Wharton I’d forgotten that I’d asked the Jim Driscolls, and it might be uncomfortable — for YOU. . The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Henry Handel Richardson In less than no time the house was cleaned, renovated, repaired; efficient servants were engaged; John was transferred from his uncomfortable Club quarters to a comfortable domesticity. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Margaret Oliphan But she had a few very staunch friends who held fast by her all her life, notwithstanding the uncomfortable experience of being “put in a book,” which few people like. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

Virginia Woolf He still felt uncomfortable at having lost his temper. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Marie Corelli He remembered, with an uncomfortable thrill of doubt, the little skirmish of words he had had with the fair Sylvie in the Pamphili woods. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Thomas Hardy The tale it told was distinct enough, and for the first time his position was an uncomfortable one. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Do you know what you are sitting on?” “I am sitting on a log grey with age, and covered with an uncomfortable rugged bark” said the myop. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw